Kilbride, Kevin and Margaret Kilbride

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    Discussion about heirlooms, things brought back from Ireland, scrapbook. Story about the original house, made of clapboard. Speaks of the difficult travel from Ireland to Prince Edward Island.
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    Talks of old stories, Cornelius Kilbride, headstone tributes to deceased person, flower arrangements, dedications. Mentions Cara Callaghan and the mischief of boys.
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    Recalls how parents and grandparents met. Story about Kevin's mother at Prince of Wales College.
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    Story about a family member, and award winning wheat.
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    Story about family history and possible Scottish origins.
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    Discussion about fame in the family across North America, jobs in the family, family education and intelligence.
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    Discussion about superstitions; stories about light in a barn, predicting family passing, knowing something's wrong. Story about an aboriginal man's death, and the first nations people living on Prince Edward Island. Story about playing tricks and spousal abuse.
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    Discusses Margaret's family lore, looking at photo albums, relationships, postcards, and a love letter to Kevin's grandmother Tilly.
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    Tape break
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    Discusses a business ledger from 1880's. Mentions Richmond, Tignish, Alberton, and pulling the ferry across the causeway.
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    Speaks of customs, family traditions, grace before meals, Christmas Time, St Patrick's, the real McCoy shamrock, and church. Recalls story about Kevin's grandfather and an Orangeman and mentions stories about fights during dances.
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    Reflects on Irish-Scottish relationships and scraps between the Irish people in Belfast. Relates an amusing anecdote about an Englishman, and fights between farmers. Ghost story about a violent fisherman, superstitions, belief in ghosts, an angry Hughes man, and a disappearance.
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    Talks about Kevin's grandfather, "a fine character" involved in church, and schools.
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    Discusses school properties, selling land, deeds, landlords, rent, leases, land agents, and doing away with absentee landlords. Discusses how Freeland got its name. John Kilbride came to PEI around 1820. Looks at, and discusses, an old Kilbride deed, dated March 1858, that Kevin and Margaret had in their possession. Cornelius' father was John Kilbride; he also had a brother John.
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    Prominent community events and celebrations: Christmas and Easter. Old Mr. Murphy was a prominent man and concerned with his constituencies. Candlemakers- used to use candles for light. Kevin wishes he still had one of the candles. Michael Kilbride had the business and had all the ledgers for the store. They threw them out which was a shame.
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    Tape break
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    Recalls that people would buy liquor and ammunition at the store. Recommends community members for interviewer to talk to, such as Mrs. Vangie [Evangeline] Palmer and her relation to John Thomas Bryan, a minister whose son became prominent in the British parliament.
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    Interview ends, shuffling background noise starts again, heavy breathing and handwriting, possibly an older interview that the Kilbrides interview was taped over on.
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    A different interview begins